September 27, 2011 Subject:
Classic Movie, but Poor Rip
This is definately a Classic by "The God of B-Movies", Roger Corman. I downloaded the h264 version and the "Blooming Effect" was so horrible It was barely watchable, and that was only when using Win. Media Player. Thanks Anyway. ..xoxoBATxoxo
July 5, 2011 Subject:
Not as "psycho" as it sounds, but still...
Not a bad flick, although I found myself skipping ahead to "cut" to the chase.
I missed this when it came out in theaters because I was locked away in college. I had heard the title, though, and figured at the time it was just another psychological shocker. If Roger Corman were the writer and director, instead of Francis Ford Copolla, I'm certain it would have been just that. As it turns out, it's not as cheesy as Corman's work. Ford probably wanted to make his own mark without being accused of borrowing from Hitchcock.
(Spoiler Alert) However, it still borrowed from "Psycho" in several respects, including the early demise of an ambitious character played by one of the headliners. Unlike (most of) Hitchcock's whodunit's, the villain turns out to be just who you think it is, so there's no surprise there.